(Charmi) is a chorus singer struggling to make a career
in playback singing. One night she goes to a wild party
on the insistence of her fast-going girl friend (Pooja
Bharati). A few days later she gets chased by unidentified
men who try to murder her. The rest of the story is
all about unveiling the mysterious happenings that occurred
on that night where she went to party.
Charmy: The character of Sahasra is the best
role etched for any heroine in the recent years. Charmi
acted sans make-up. She fit in her role effortlessly
and gave an extremely natural performance. She wore
long skirts throughout the film. Sunitha's dubbing adds
more strength to her characterization.
Sashank made his debut as one of the four youngsters
in Aithe. Later on he acted as gang leader in Sye. This
is his 1st film as solo hero. He played the role of
righteous cabbie. His characterization too is very strong.
He impresses everybody with faultless portrayal.
Babu: Jagapati's character in this film is going
to be a sweet surprise. He did the role of a suspended
cop who unveils the mystery by collecting the clues.
He also has a softer side where he tries to impress
up on heroine. His role in this film would be another
unforgettable cameo in his career like that of Anthahpuram
character. Jagapati Babu is definitely an asset to 'Anukokunda
Oka Roju'. However, Jagapati carrying juice packs with
him throughout the film appears more like an advertisement
to 'Real' brand.
Narsing Yadav grabbed a
memorable role in this film. He did the role of a typical
Government employee who tries to pick up roles in stage
theater and cinema fields. Harsha
Vardhan (of Amrutham fame) is hilarious with
the portrayal of a tuition teacher who entertains with
his funny English. He has got terrific comedy timing
and right expressions that generates subtle humor. Pawan
Malhotra has a pivotal role in this film and
he is just great. Ravi Prakash
is good. Amit, Pingpong and
Kaushal are adequate. Pooja
Bharati fits the bill as fast going girl. Baby
Roopika is impressive.
The director Chandra Sekhar Yeleti should be commended
for coming up with another authentic and original idea
for Anukokunda Oka Roju. A major incident happens to
Sahasra at the beginning of the film followed by series
of murder attempts. A cop gathers all the clues and
tries to uncover the mystery.
- direction: The first best thing about direction
of this film is characterizations. Each and every character
in this film is carefully etched with a definite purpose.
Each and every character makes an impression on you
and all the characters are somewhere linked to the main
story of the film. Screenplay of the film is good. Telling
the flashbacks with the little clues obtained and slowly
unwrapping the mystery makes the audience keep guessing
all the time. There are certain seemingly unnecessary
scenes in the first half. When you watch the second
half, you would realize how those scenes are well connected.
However, the narration of the film is pretty slow. A
crispy narration would have done wonders to the film.
At the same time, the director made sure that there
is an element of interest in every scene he narrated.
Dialogues by Gunnam Gangaraju are excellent. The dialogues
written for all the characters are sensible and measured
ones. The way he plays with English words for the dialogues
written for Harsha Vardhan's character is hilarious.
Music by MM Keeravani is excellent. All the songs in
this film are situational and have proper lead scenes
corresponding to those songs. These songs form the part
of narration of the film. The way 'righto lefto' song
is cut rightly in two flashback episodes corresponding
interrogation is interesting. "I wanna swing' song
has got pretty good visuals. However, the songs Needalle
& Evaraina Choosuntara are so good in audio that
the corresponding scenes and picturization of these
songs on screen fall a little short of expectations.
The background music and rerecording of the film is
Stunts composed by Ramana are very natural and realistic.
He used the objects we find in our surroundings as weapons
to fight in most of the stunt sequences. It is a kind
of relieving to see that neither wires nor graphics
used for action sequences.
departments: Cinematography by Sarvesh Murari is
good. There is brownish tint to the film. Editing is
adequate. Choreography by Nixon is sensible with out
tapori steps and pelvic thrusts. Artwork by Ravinder
is good. Casting of the film is appropriate. Production
values by Just Yellow Media are appropriate to the story
First half of the film is entertaining with good amount
of comedy and lots of unsolved questions. Second half
starts off good and tempo goes down a bit as the actual
climax approaches. The plus points of the film are original
story idea, sensible direction, realistic approach,
music, action sequences and well-measured dialogues.
The minus points are slow narration (which leads to
bit of boredom at times) and handling of climax. On
a while, Anukokunda Oka Roju is a good film that should
be watched and appreciated by all the sensible Telugu
film lovers for its original concept and realistic approach.
This film would have nice run in A centers. The run
in B and C centers depend on how masses embrace the
tantric involvement in the climax.
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